Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion resulting from chronic work-related stress. It usually occurs in 12 stages.
Initial enthusiasm and high motivation for a new endeavor.
A growing workload and responsibilities leading to increased pressure and stress.
Escalating stress levels, despite attempts to cope.
Feelings of frustration, irritability, and diminished energy, making daily tasks challenging.
Developing a cynical attitude toward work and colleagues, emotionally distancing oneself from tasks and relationships.
A declining sense of personal effectiveness and accomplishment, leading to self-doubt.
Physical issues like headaches, sleep problems, and gastrointestinal disturbances become more common.
Frequent absences due to health problems and emotional exhaustion.
Withdrawing from social interactions and colleagues, often limiting communication with friends and family.
Feeling helpless and unable to influence one's work situation, trapped in an unmanageable circumstance.
An overwhelming sense of emotional fatigue and depletion, accompanied by deep sadness and despair.
Developing a detached, negative, and callous attitude toward work, clients, or responsibilities, leading to full-blown burnout syndrome with severe physical and mental health consequences.